Around Beaubourg


Change is under way again in Zola's beloved "belly of Paris". In the 1980s the Forum des Halles replaced the city's wholesale food market, which moved out to Rungis. Now the Forum itself is getting a total makeover. The aim is to give a new burst of energy to the area between Beaubourg and Place des Victoires, where there are many great places that don't get the attention they deserve. The renovation work is slated for completion in 2017, with a new garden, children's play area, patio, canopy etc. But already some streets in the neighbourhood can give a fair challenge to the hip Marais district nearby.


By Alix Lerebours­­­